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Icon-Atelier of Krystyna Kuś-Kilichowska

Traditionally painted icons with tempera technique and gilded


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height: 41,3 cm
width: 41 cm
thickness: 2,7 cm

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Hand-painted (written) icon in iconographic studio by iconographer M.A. Krystyna Kuś-Kilichowska graduate from Nicolaus Copernicus University, Art Conservation and Restoration Faculty.

Icon painted (written) using old traditional techniques:

  • gilded with golden leaves 23.75 karat
  • painted on gesso a number of substrates made from a traditional mix of an animal glue binder and chalk
  • painted in egg tempera technique
  • traditionally painted on a lime wood
  • provided with tapered and dove-tailed battens inserted into the back
  • covered with amber shellac and varnish

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Christmas Icon, hand-painted icon

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Three Kings

- Three Wise Men, The Magi

The depiction is a part of a larger painting - "Cavalcata dei Magi" located in Palazzo Medici Chapel in Florence.
"Cavalcata dei Magi" is the best-known masterpiece of Gentile da Fabriano created in 1459 - 1462.

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